Raised by service-oriented parents, my father being a surgeon and mother still coordinating her church's activities, building a travel business based on personal service came naturally. With our mutual love of travel, Ian and I wanted to bring the best of the best to others and so Swain Tours, now Swain Destinations, was born in 1987. Ian handled all operations and I led branding, marketing and created brochures after our children went to bed.
We soon were awarded the fastest growing business by the Philadelphia Business Journal for 3 consecutive years and I had the honor of being recognized as one of Pennsylvania's Top 50 Best Women in Business.
With the number of Swain children growing to six, I ventured into television with a series on NBC Philadelphia called "Moms on the Move," where I received Emmy Awards as a best host and producer. Also a songwriter, I wrote an Anthem for the city of Philadelphia entitled, "The Philadelphia Song," which was used to promote tourism and executive produced an IMAX signature movie, "Home of Freedom" shown at The Philadelphia Franklin Institute.
When our kids grew and spread their wings, I created a program to promote travel called Tapping IN: The Happiest People and Places which aired on 90% of the U.S. major network stations in syndication earning a National Daytime Emmy nomination.
Since 1987 and to this day, I continue to promote, make connections and expand travel experiences for our travelers to worldwide destinations along with Ian and our sensational team. I also enjoy accolades from our travelers about the "Swain's Secret Sauce."